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Connectria Hosting Unveils an IBM i Cloud
by Alex Woodie

Connectria Hosting, a longtime provider of IBM i server outsourcing services for some very big names, last week announced that it's making the leap to hosting public and private IBM i clouds. By early June, the St. Louis, Missouri-based company expects its first IBM i cloud offering, dubbed the Silver Cloud, to be ready for new clients, with rates starting at $495 for one/tenth of a processor on a brand-spanking new Power Systems Model 770 running IBM i 6.1 or 7.1. READ MORE >

Help/Systems Widens the Robot's Reach
by Alex Woodie

IBM i shops that use more than one Help/Systems tool to automate data center operations can now view the status of multiple Help/Systems products from a single screen, called the Product Metrics Dashboard, which shipped last month with Robot/NETWORK version 11. The company also unveiled a new release of its cross-platform job scheduler, Robot/SCHEDULE Enterprise, that can control batch jobs running on Microsoft SQL Server. READ MORE >

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ManageEngine Pushes the Systems Management Envelope
by Alex Woodie

If you're in the market for systems management software, but can't swallow the big license fees and long implementation times of the Big 4, you might want to check out ManageEngine, which purports to offer 80 percent of the functionality of its larger competitors at about 20 percent of the cost. But one functional area where ManageEngine may have an advantage is in the adoption of new technology, such as social media and mobile computing, which ManageEngine is embedding into its products. READ MORE >

Hubspan Sees Growth in Cloud-Based Application Integration
by Alex Woodie

Application integration is one of those IT disciplines that is begging for simplification. Since the early days of networked business computing, the task of keeping data flowing between applications has been a big pain in the IT department--and a giant source of revenue for service providers. It's also an area that business process service provider Hubspan sees as a big opportunity to address with its cloud-based integration offering. READ MORE >

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SQL Conference Puts Spotlight on IBM i
by Dan Burger

Database expertise begins with the ability to analyze database performance and scalability, create new features and functionality, recognize what not to change, and identify where changes are appropriate. And for RPG and COBOL application developers who haven't already done so, learning SQL and using it to access the DB2 for i (DB2/400) database, is one of the skills that separates the modern programmer from the legacy folks. It's a foregone conclusion the IBM i shops of the future will have these tools in the shed. READ MORE >

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

• Info Builders Adds SaaS Features to BI Software

• Micro Focus Updates RUMBA Emulator

• MuleSoft Taps Avalara for Automated Tax Calculation in the Cloud

• TIBCO to Buy LogLogic

• Oracle Unveils New BI Apps for Exalytics Machine

Reader Feedback and Insights

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The Four Hundred
Some Thoughts About IBM's Next Generation Platform

Dell Goes After IBM Mainframe And Midrange Apps

Checking For Cracks In The Technology Foundation

Mad Dog 21/21: Not Weather, Nor Whether But When

Maxava iFoundation Renews Grant Funding For Second Year

Four Hundred Guru
Index Advisor, Part 1

Cut the Gordian Knot

Admin Alert: Readers Check in on Four Simple Rules for PTFs

Four Hundred Monitor
Four Hundred Monitor's
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System i PTF Guide
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TPM at The Register
US job creation stalls in March

Gorging Dell crams Canadian legacy-app rebore outfit into cakehole

Oracle gives away updated Ops Center control freak

Fujitsu wins another big super deal in Japan

Dell guns for IBM mainframes with Clerity gobble

General Dynamics, HP fluff up $249.8m Army cloud

Nvidia: No magic compilers for HPC coprocessors

IBM's DB2 database update does time travel, gets graphic

Citrix champions CloudStack, throws OpenStack under a bus

Samsung forging ARM server chips?

Fujitsu fires up first petaflopper PrimeHPC FX10

Thin-client giant Wyse gobbled by Dell


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Connectria Hosting Unveils an IBM i Cloud

Help/Systems Widens the Robot's Reach

ManageEngine Pushes the Systems Management Envelope

Hubspan Sees Growth in Cloud-Based Application Integration

SQL Conference Puts Spotlight on IBM i

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

Info Builders Adds SaaS Features to BI Software . . . Micro Focus Updates RUMBA Emulator . . . MuleSoft Taps Avalara for Automated Tax Calculation in the Cloud . . . TIBCO to Buy LogLogic . . . Oracle Unveils New BI Apps for Exalytics Machine . . .

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